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Two Girls
The Clan
Uncles
Aunts
A Belt and a Box
Uncle Alec's Room
A Trip to China
And what came of it
Phebe's Secret
Rose's Sacrifice
Poor Mac
"The Other Fellows"
Cosey Corner
A Happy Birthday
Ear-Rings
Bread and Button-Holes
Good Bargains
Fashion and Physiology
Brother Bones
Under The Mistletoe
A Scare
Something to do
Peace-Making
Which?

as she answered, with great dignity 

 

"I prefer to ride. Come on, and see who will catch up first." 

 

She was up and away as she spoke, doing her best to efface the 

memory of her downfall by sitting very erect, elbows down, head 

well up, and taking the motion of the pony as Barkis cantered 

along as easily as a rocking-chair. 

 

"You ought to see her go over a fence and race when we ride 

together. She can scud, too, like a deer when we play 'Follow the 

leader,' and skip stones and bat balls almost as well as I can," said 

Mac, in reply to his uncle's praise of his pupil. 

 

"I'm afraid you will think her a sad tomboy, Alec; but really she 

seems so well and happy, I have not the heart to check her. She has 

broken out in the most unexpected way, and frisks like a colt; for 

she says she feels so full of spirits she must run and shout whether 

it is proper or not," added Mrs. Jessie, who had been a pretty 

hoyden years ago herself. 

 

"Good good! that's the best news you could tell me," and Dr. Alec 

rubbed his hands heartily. "Let the girl run and shout as much as 

she will it is a sure sign of health, and as natural to a happy child 

as frisking is to any young animal full of life. Tomboys make 

strong women usually, and I had far rather find Rose playing 

football with Mac than puttering over bead-work like that affected 

midget, Ariadne Blish." 

 

"But she cannot go on playing football very long, and we must not 

forget that she has a woman's work to do by and by," began Mrs. 

Jessie. 

 

"Neither will Mac play football much longer, but he will be all the 


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